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Francesca Woodman (American, 1958–1981)
LOT ID: 73348
from Angel series, Rome, 1977 (1.7), 1977

Silver Print, Gelatin Silver Estate Print
10 х 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm.)
Other, Not viewed out of frame.
Edition 18/40
Lot description
sheet size 8 x 10 inches
image size 3 x 3 inches
This photograph is a later impression issued by the artist's estate.


Haunting in its evanescent beauty, ‘from Angel series, Rome, 1977 (1.7)’ is a stunning example of Francesca Woodman’s exemplary black and white photography. Caught in mid-movement, a woman seems to drift like an apparition in the foreground, her features made insubstantial from the blurred focus placed on her form. Woodman’s characteristic style is exemplified here, as her female subject’s reacts with her spatial environment in a way that provokes the viewer into teasing anything they can from the image’s composition.

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Known for her incredibly poignant and provocative black and white photography, Francesca Woodman (1958-1981) is known for images of young women who are often blurred due to movement or long exposure times. Seeming to merge with their environment or obscuring any identifying features, Woodman uses these women to explore how the human body interacts with space and pursues themes of seriality, subjectivity, and the photographer’s relationship to the photographic process. Though the artist tragically committed suicide at the age of 22, her brief career yielded an exemplary range of works which speaks to her complex and compelling artistic approach to photography. Woodman’s work has been exhibited at numerous venues including a retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA) which later traveled to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY).

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Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston, TX)
Musée de l’Elysée (Lausanne, Switzerland)
from Angel series, Rome, 1977 (1.7) by Francesca Woodman
  • from Angel series, Rome, 1977 (1.7) by Francesca Woodman
  • from Angel series, Rome, 1977 (1.7) by Francesca Woodman
  • from Angel series, Rome, 1977 (1.7) by Francesca Woodman
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